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Additional Infant Deaths Prompt Re-Announcement of Simplicity Bassinet Recall

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Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a press release to reiterate last year’s recall of Simplicity’s Close-Sleeper and Bedside Sleeper bassinets. In the August 2008 safety alert and recall announcements the CPSC notified consumers of two infants who had strangled in their Simplicity bassinets. Today the CPSC announced that they are now aware of two more infants that have died in close-sleeper bassinets since the initial recall was made.

Last September CPSC learned of a two-month old that suffocated when she rolled into the adjustable fabric siding of the bassinet. In January 2009 the commission gained knowledge of a six-month old in Fort Worth that appears to have been entrapped in the bassinet’s bar opening.

The CPSC has also received reports of two other children who became entrapped but were freed by their caregivers without injury.

Consumers currently using Simplicity bassinets are urged to immediately discontinue using the products and consult the complete list recalled bassinets that can be found here. Parents and caregivers in possession of recalled bassinets can return the defective product to the retail store where the bassinet was purchased.